Smoked Porter | McKenzie Brew House

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Brewed by:
McKenzie Brew House
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Fall

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Added by tgbljb on 11-25-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by NoLiberty:
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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear and crisp rich walnut brown with good head retention. The aroma is light malt with some subtle dry fruit and just a note of smoke, exactly how I like it. The front taste is fruit followed by a sweet maltiness in the middle and finishes with smoke, clean and dry and a small hop bite. Mouthfeel is dry, crisp and full carbonation. I could certainly session this beer.

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Photo of tgbljb
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap at the brewpub.
Served in a goblet. Was presented as a deep brown colored beer with moderate tannish head.
Smell is notable for roasted malt with a distinct smoky aspect.
Taste is also strong on the roasted malt. Some nice coffee notes are also present. An enjoyable dryness surfaces at the finish.
This was a nice beer. Nothing spectactular, but still very tasty.

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Photo of Kadonny
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Malvern served in a McKenzie chalice.

A: A dark almost black color with a one finger light brown head. Not a real think head as it seemed to have small little bubbles more than a foam.

S: Deep smell, classic porter smell with some nuts, coffee and the hint of smoke.

T: Very malty with little hops. A sweet flavor with hints of caramel, coffee, nuts and of course the smoke flavor on the finish. Very nice little porter flavor.

M: Medium body with light carbonation and not a lot of alcohol presence. No real bitterness with a nice smooth malt feeling.

D: Good, I could have had more than one and this was a very easy drinking porter. Not a bad beer, very enjoyable.

Overall a solid porter wtih a hint of smokiness. I'll disagree with the other reviewer that said it is more in the brown ale style. To me, this was a classic porter with the smoke added at the finish.

I am really glad I tried it and I actually am considering getting a growler fill of it. I enjoyed the beer and you should too. Cheers.

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Photo of AltBock
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one was on-tap at the McKenzie Brew House in Glen Mills on 5/17/2008. It was served to me in a Pilsner glass. The specifications of this beer is 13.6 Plato, 5.8% ABV, and 18 IBUs.

This Smoked Porter poured a dark chocolate black with some ruby red highlight shining through at the bottom and along the sides. The tan head of foam was a bit on the small side, but at least it left behind a tan film and a few tan colored spots of lace. The aroma put "Smoked" into Smoked Porter. The aroma to this beer was smoky with smoked malts, bitter dark chocolate, a slight touch of smoked meats, and a hint of smoked beechwood in the background. The taste was lightly smoky with bitter dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, a hint of coffee, a small touch of olives, and this smoky Porter ended with dry and roasted bitter hops. The mouthfeel is more toward the medium side that contained a slightly dry smoky aftertaste of roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate. It wasn't as smoky as a Rauchbier, but it was smoky for a Porter. Overall, it was nice smoky Porter that I wouldn't mind having again.

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Smoked Porter from McKenzie Brew House
3.85 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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